Accountant

Client Transaction Capital Recoveries
Published 27/02/2017
Contract Type Permanent
Location Hyde Park, Gauteng, South Africa
Introduction
Preparation and analysis of divisional and management accounts
Job Functions Accounting
Industries Financial Services
Specification
Technical and Behavioural Competencies Required
Technical
•Accounting/Financial skills
•MS Office skills
•Reconciliation skills
•Interpersonal skills

Behavioural
•Deadline driven
•Attention to detail
•Planning & Coordination Skills
•Report Writing

Key Performance Areas
Monthly Accounting
Reconcile balance sheet accounts on a monthly basis before month end close off and present recon file to FM to sign off
Monitor provision for accounts receivable and accruals and adjust as requested
Ensure where applicable that all expenses are recorded
Prepare income statement accounts as required
Ensure accounts receivable, accounts payable and cashbooks are done by close of month end
Prepares and records asset, liability, revenue, and expenses entries by compiling and analysing account information
Maintains and balances subsidiary accounts by verifying, allocating, posting, reconciling transactions; resolving discrepancies
Maintains general ledger by transferring subsidiary accounts; preparing a trial balance; reconciling entries
Summarizes financial status by collecting information; preparing balance sheet, profit and loss, and other statements
Completes external audit by analysing and scheduling general ledger accounts; providing information for auditors

Financial Analysis
Analyse business operations, trends, costs, revenues, financial commitments and obligations to project future revenues and expenses or to provide advice
Analyse sub-ledger accounts and prepare reports/recons
Analyse financial information and summarise financial status
Provide technical support and advice to management
Review and recommend modifications to accounting systems and procedures
Participate in forecast and budgeting process
Provide input into department’s variances of budget vs actuals
Assist in preparation of financial statements
Direct internal and external audits to ensure compliance
Plan, assign and review staff’s work
Support month-end and year-end close process
Develop and document business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls
Ad hoc projects as and when required

People Management
Encouraging regular attendance by employees through coaching and enforcing appropriate business ethics
Educating employees on the rules of work and appropriate business behaviour
Providing appropriate encouragement and support to assist employees in achieving personal performance goals
Creating a work environment that facilitates high productivity i.e. welcoming, recognition of contribution etc.
Developing strong team co-operation and clear direction
Requirements
Required Minimum Education / Training
Grade 12
B.Com Degree majoring in Financial Accounting
Honours advantageous
Accpac knowledge advantageous

Required Minimum Work Experience
3 -5 years practical accounting experience in a Credit environment. Must have financial sector experience in a corporate environment


Job Closing Date 31/03/2017
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